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9 Sep 2019

West Coast Research Technician – California

Posted by Tara Schwartz, tara@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #35533

SUMMARY:  Assists in the completion of tasks necessary to conduct efficacy and residue trials by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

Assists in making chemical applications, sample collections (GLP “Good Laboratory Practices” and non-GLP) and evaluating test plots.

Performs plot maintenance duties such as setting up plot and tracking for secondary pests.

Performs data entry by entering collected research data into computer for analysis.

Performs equipment maintenance such as making simple repairs to small engines and spray equipment.

Other work-related duties as assigned by supervisor/manager.

Reliable and regular attendance is expected. 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  Associates degree in an agricultural related field and one year related working experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:

Good mechanical skills including ability to make simple repairs to small engines and other spray equipment.

Detail oriented.

Computer skills.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell.

The employee frequently must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outdoor weather conditions.  The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee occasionally works in extreme cold (non-weather) and is occasionally exposed to vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but placing or monitoring tests occasionally exposes the employee to loud or very loud noise created by equipment.

Please contact Tara Schwartz, tara@producecareers.com

Job Categories: Farming. Job Types: West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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